The Fashion Memo

The game changer: High-cut swimwear

Swimsuit Solid & Striped

SS18’s ’70s revival extends to swimwear, too. For proof, look to your Instagram feed: awash with sun-dappled pictures of everyone from Emily Ratajkowski to Bella Hadid frolicking on the beach in high-cut bikinis and one-pieces in earthy hues. Happily, however, you don’t need a supermodel body to nail this look. These retro styles accentuate the body’s curves instead of working against them, and that’s before we even mention their leg-lengthening powers. High-cut designs by the likes of Solid & Striped and Faithfull The Brand are risqué yet ultra-flattering. But be warned: many of these designs have little in the way of bust support, so do your research before you purchase. Once that’s done? Dive on in.